Most Memorable Moments Against The Rangers
March 22, 1959 not only marked the date of the Canadiens’ last regular season game – scheduled to take place against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden – but also the day Dickie Moore decided to rewrite the NHL record books. In the 69 games he had played so far, “Digging Dickie” had amassed 40 goals and 54 assists. The gritty Moore needed only one more point to tie the record set by Gordie Howe in 1952-53 and he had one game left to get it. The combative left winger kept his appointment with the NHL record book. Moore would put a goal past Gump Worsley to pull even with Howe, before going on to add an assist, raising the single season record to 96 points. Moore held the title for seven seasons, until Bobby Hull’s 97-point campaign in 1965-66, and reigned as the Canadiens top single-season point-getter until 1974-75, when Guy Lafleur assumed the top spot.